Design of a show garden during the 9th China International Garden Expo
Gardens, in the context of garden shows and exhibitions, are often perceived differently than the one we see in everyday life. Visitors do not linger in one place for long; they will only stay in the garden for a few minutes. People usually spend more time in restaurants and cafés. Generally, installations are disconnected from the site.
With this in mind, the idea is to open up the garden space and understand it as a path with several cut-through routes. Due to the short implementation period, the main structure is organized by physical elements:
- an undulating surface,
- a setting made of vertical stone slabs,
- a refreshing mist sprayed by nozzles positioned between stone slabs in the centre of the garden.
The planting strategy consists of two layers: a canopy of trees with lifted crowns that allow uninterrupted views and an open understory of grasses and herbs showing spectacular blooms. Should anyone choose to spend more time in the garden, stone benches are carefully placed as rest spots.
This garden is now a permanent installation in the park.
Design and realization: 2012 – 2013
Client: Organizing Committee for the 9th China International Garden Exposition in Beiing
Area: 2,500 m²